Spain's Socialist leader Sanchez resigns after losing party vote - source



The leader of Spain's Socialist party, Pedro Sanchez, resigned on Saturday after losing a party assembly vote, a party source told Reuters.
The party's members had met on Saturday to decide whether to oust Sanchez, a step which could pave the way for the formation of a new government and end a nine-month political deadlock.
Sanchez has led a stand-off with acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative People's Party (PP), which won the most votes but fell short of a majority in two inconclusive elections, and the dispute has frustrated attempts to form a government.
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1 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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